06/28/2011 1:08PM

Juddmonte Farms receives three awards from Britain's Thoroughbred Breeders Association


Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms collected three awards Monday night at Britain’s annual Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner in Newmarket.

Juddmonte’s powerful homebreeding operation, which also has a farm in Lexington, Ky., won as 2010’s leading British-based Flat breeder by earnings and also received honors for its stallion Dansili as leading sire by earnings and for broodmare Binche as Flat broodmare of the year. Both are Juddmonte homebreds and are the sire and dam, respectively, of the racemare Proviso, winner of four U.S. Grade 1 races last year for Juddmonte.

Dansili’s other runners in 2010 included English champion older horse Harbinger, Group 1 winner Zoffany, and such group winners as Juddmonte homebred Famous Name, Illustrious Blue, Strawberrydaiquiri, and Bewitched.

In addition to producing Proviso, Binche also is the dam of Juddmonte’s 2010 Group 1 winner and French champion Byword.

The TBA also honored the Duchess of Bedford, who dispersed her Bloomsbury Stud breeding stock late last year, with the Duchess of Devonshire Bronze for achievements as an owner-breeder.